The most important thing a runner needs is shoes. A lot of novice runners flock to the wick-away shirts, spandex leggings, or iPod armbands; but the truth is, these things don’t help you become a better runner if you aren’t wearing good shoes.
In "The Rice Experiment" demonstrated by Dr. Massey Emoto, three jars are filled with cooked rice and labeled either Good, Bad, or Ignore. Each day Emoto would speak positively to the jar labeled 'Good', negatively to the jar labeled 'Bad', and say nothing to the jar labeled 'Ignore'. After repeating this daily for one month, the rice in the 'Good' jar had begun to ferment and offered a pleasant aroma. The jar labeled 'Bad' had turned black. And the jar labeled 'Ignore' had grown mold.
So you’re going to your first yoga class. You’re probably looking forward to stretching all sorts of muscles you didn’t even know you had, and maybe you’re even hoping to impress your family by returning home as a newly enlightened, imperturbable “Zen master.” But suddenly it hits you: “What do people wear to these things?!”
Now, to begin with, I'm a sufferer of various layers of depression. That dark, sinking illness engulfing you in the unwanted embrace of numbness I like to call"The Void." We could go on forever describing all the possible adjectives associated with that awful sickness but we all know what we really want — coping mechanisms. I'm here to bestow what I've learned about how to tame the beast that I've lived with for many, many years.